The Relevance of Addressing Them and the Stereotypes of Latinas

Italian women are generally depicted in media as caramel skinned, small- muscled, hot, curvaceous, and feisty. Figures for as Gloria in Modern Family, Carmen Miranda, and Ximena are just a few cases. When we hear the term “latina stereotype,” they are the ladies that come to mind. They have a heavy accent, a stunning message, and a savory individuality. Latinas are reduced to objects and have limited potential because of this seductive, wild stereotype.

16 young Latinas who participated in focus groups and semistructured interviews between November 2014 and June 2015 at two federally qualified health centers in Baltimore, Maryland, are the subject of this article’s use of a social determinant of health ( Sdh) framework. A qualified, bilingual mediator conducted focus groups and interviews in either English or Spanish depending on the participants’ language taste.

Three main themes emerged: Participants shared a desire and ability to maximize their potentials through contraceptive agency, believed they were responsible for their communities’ economic well-being, frequently anticipating the birth of their future babies hot guatemalan girls, and emphasized the importance of postponing childbirth in order to achieve both academic and professional objectives. These findings demonstrate how crucial it is to correct female prejudices to enable Latinas to realize their full potential. Translating these results into productive, persistent- centered counseling by family planning providers can help the aspirations of young Latinas and promote equity in health care access.